Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
My flesh and my heart fail;

But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:25-26

Monday, April 10, 2017


Hi friends! Did you have a nice weekend? We had lovely weather in the sixties and sunny. We attended a celebratory lunch on Saturday for my in-laws. They have been married 50 years now. It was all very nice.

Here is my April display in my cubby shelf.
I finished A Wish For You last week.
One over one on 25ct cream Dublin linen
I changed the bunny a bit. I stitched him in 612 instead of  840 to make him a bit lighter. I also stitched his tail in Wisper. 😊
I stitched all the house trim in 453 to match my grandparents' house trim. The windows are filled with Ecru instead of 738 because I could not find my 738. Ha!  I left the very upper left space above the house empty and left off the tiny diamond things. I like it a bit plainer like this.

I am now stitching up a pretty, little gift for a friend. So no pictures. I can show you what I began with.
Pretty colors, aren't they? I am not sure you can see the light blue variegation of the evenweave.

I would like to offer this pattern for an etui pincushion, a shaped needlebook, and a scissors fob to anyone who is interested. This pattern is removed from the May 2013 Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine. This giveaway is for the few pages of this pattern only, not the whole magazine. I will be folding this pattern to fit into a business size envelope to save on postage. If you would like this pattern, you need to be a follower of mine,and leave a comment on this post. I will draw a name on April 17th.
P.S. I did not do the finishing I had hoped to do on my cute Spring stitching. boo!

Stitching and praying,


Maggie said...

Lovely stitching, and I do love to see your little cubby shelf :-)

Marilyn said...

Congrats to your In-laws on 50 years!
We just had 35 years, yesterday. :)
Your April cubby looks great.
Great colors for the mystery gift.
Have a great week!

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely stitching!

Margaret said...

Happy 50th anniversary to your in-laws! Love your finished AotH block. Love your April cubbies! Hope you are doing well.

Lesley said...

Your cubby shelf is looking very pretty ,Vickie.Congratulations on finishing your lovely Wish For You.
I hope the pattern you are offering finds a good home.

Manuela said...

Lovely finish.
I like your cubby shelf.
Enjoy the new week.

Анна Гончарова said...

Очень красивые вышивки!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

50 years is quite an achievement and will be a thing of the past I'm thinking as folks don't seem to be hanging in there like that anymore. Lovely stitching as always, Vickie.

Robin in Virginia said...

I always enjoy seeing your monthly shot of your cubby. Best wishes to your in-laws on their 50 years! Congratulations on your AotH block! I think it turned out great. Enjoy your week, Vickie!

Stasi said...

Congrats to your in-laws...always an accomplishment these days!
I love seeing your monthly display and the AoTH piece turned out great!

Vicki said...

Have I mentioned before how much I love your shelf?! It just makes me smile. I'm still on the hunt for something similar, I really enjoy seeing yours and the way you change it up from time to time.

Linda said...

Your cubby shelf is so pretty Vickie. Congrats on the great finish.


cucki said...

Your shelf is so sweet my dear..love your stitching.
Big hugs x

Christina said...

Wow, a Golden Wedding Anniversary. That's incredible! My husband and I are married 10 years, this year.
Those colours are so pretty. I look forward to seeing what you stitch with them.

Lillie said...

Your chubby is looking great.

Julie said...

congratulations to your in-laws on their special anniversary.
I love to see the cubby shelf adorned with such delights each month.
Pretty spring colours you've chosen for the gift stitching.

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Vickie. 50 years? Congratulations to your in-laws!!

Love your cubby, you find such sweet patterns. Your AOH is looking great. You are such a fast stitcher! I don't want to say I'm jealous, but I kinda am. I've been working on the same pattern for two years. It will be a "vintage" pattern before I finish. LOL

Carol said...

Congratulations on your latest finish, Vickie--I love the colors and whole look (and, of course, that cute bunny!).

We had the same lovely weekend as you--just so refreshing after being cooped up all winter. Need to get busy and put our screens in the windows, though :)

Jenny said...

Hi Vickie...

Congratulations on your in-laws 50th anniversary! What a wonderful blessing that is!

Your cubby looks so full of Spring, it just made me smile! I love it! Your finish is great too! I so love that little bunny...lol! Another block down! Hooray!

The floss colors you chose for the gift you are making are really nice and cheerful...I think it will be beautiful...how sweet you are!! I also love the pattern you are giving away....can you please put my name in the hat?

Sending hugs and lots of love....

Pam in IL said...

I love your April cubby and your A Wish For You finish. I'm sure your friend will love the gift you're making. Those colors make me think of pansies :) I already have the magazine the pattern came from, but I'm sure someone will be happy to have it.

Lili said...

Wonderful display, Vickie!!
Your block is amazing!! Love the little bunny!
Lovely colours for the mystery gift.

Irmeli said...

Beautiful stitching and the cubby shelf is so wonderful with all those adorable pieces.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

A 50th Anniversary is a great excuse for a celebration.
The cubby is looking good this April. As does your adapted house!

Barb said...

Your stitching is lovely and I love the April cubby shelf!

♥ Nia said...

I love to see your display! Such a fun project to fill each space, one at the time :)
Lovely stitching sweetie!!

diamondc said...

Hi Vickie: Murphy looks so cute, does he like his photo taken, my dog loves to pose for pictures.
Love your April display, it fits perfectly, looks so sweet.
A Wish For You is so pretty, I love the pink house so nice, lovely tribute to your family, beautiful.
Happy Anniversary to your Inlaws.


Astrids dragon said...

50 years, quite an accomplishment nowadays!
I think the house turned out beautifully, I love all the colours. And your display is always a treat to look at.

Ariadne said...

I love the way you stitch and fill in the cubes. AriadnefromGreece!

Clare said...

Nice to use threads that we have,I`ve done that too. Love etui`s so would love to stitch this one. Happy Stitching.

Cindy's Stitching said...

The printers tray is so pretty. Lots of lovely pieces in it.

Brigitte said...

Your curb y shelf looks so great filled with all these lovely stitched and painted and crafted things. And there is even an Easter bunny pushing his hand cart. So sweet.
Great finish on the new Anniversary.

Sarah in Stitches said...

A Wish for You looks lovely! So does your April cubby :D Don't include me in the giveaway, I've got sooooo much on my plate already! I'd rather someone else have a chance.